fbpx
Mary Bragg’s Brilliant Camouflage
Mar26

Mary Bragg’s Brilliant Camouflage

Check out our review of Violets As Camouflage by Mary Bragg Mary Bragg – photo supplied Mary Bragg’s ‘Violets As Camouflage’ – One of the Year’s Best Releases By Rob Dickens Something happens here that grabs your attention. Violets As Camouflage by Mary Bragg (via Tone Tree Music) was released this month. It starts well, but not that startlingly, with the introductory, jazzy “I Thought You...

Read More
John Paul White Reveals The Hurt
Mar16

John Paul White Reveals The Hurt

Read our review of the new release ‘The Hurting Kind’ by John Paul White John Paul White – photo LTTL John Paul White’s New Album – ‘The Hurting Kind’ – Reviewed By Keiran Croker I had the opportunity to see John Paul White last September at the AmericanaFest in Nashville. It was only a short set as part of Emmylou Harris’s ‘Woofstock’ gig. However, for my part it was an introduction as...

Read More
Stephen Cummings Returns With Love On His Mind
Mar05

Stephen Cummings Returns With Love On His Mind

Read our review of “Prisoner Of Love’ from journeyman Stephen Cummings Stephen Cummings – Photo Supplied Prisoner of Love and Captured Emotions By Rob Dickens Prisoner of Love was released on 22 February 2019 on Bloodlines. Stephen Cummings was the lead singer of The Sports, one of the most iconic and urgent bands on the Australian rock scene. Since the group went their separate ways many, many years ago,...

Read More
“Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story”
Mar04

“Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story”

See our review of the new documentary about bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire Michael Cleveland “Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story” Released Globally March 1 2019 By Rob Dickens I first saw Michael Cleveland play at the annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh North Carolina in 2013. Peter Rowan had a set in one of the large rooms at the Conference Hotel and had...

Read More
Catching Live Marlon
Feb14

Catching Live Marlon

Check our review of ‘Live At Auckland Town Hall’ by Marlon Williams Marlon Williams – photo LTTL By Rob Dickens He looks like Valentino straight out of the boxing ring. He sounds beautifully mournful, his vocals have grown up on Orbison or Isaak or Caruso but somehow refuse to be derivative, which is no mean achievement. Just released, Marlon Williams treats us with his new album, Live At Auckland Town...

Read More
Riverland Hits The Spot
Jan31

Riverland Hits The Spot

Our review of the album from Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz Eric Brace, Thomm Jutz, Peter Cooper (L-R) – photo: John Partipilo Riverland is about Mississippi. The River or the State, you might ask? Well, very clearly BOTH are in the minds and sights of Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz on this, their second record as a trio (out 1 February 2019 on Red Beet Records). While Brace hails from Washington, Cooper...

Read More